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A recent survey by the National Center of Chronic Prevention and Health Promotion says that almost 50 percent of adults in the U.S. admit to not exercising the suggested five days a week of moderate physical activities or the three times a week of vigorous activity. Unfortunately, sitting in front of a desk all day, getting phone calls and typing up proposals does not help your body get the proper workout it needs. So here are 5 exercises you can do at your desk to prevent obesity, neck and back problems and future chronic diseases.
5 Exercises To Do At Your Desk:
2. Shoulder Retraction (Shoulder & Back): 12 Reps
Placing your hands forward and elbows pointing down. Move Shoulders in a slow rowing motion as if trying to hold a pencil between your shoulder blades.
5. Leg Extensions (Legs, hips & abs): 12 Reps
Sit and straighten your back. Slowly extend your legs outward while toes are pointing up and hold it for five seconds then slowly bring feet flat on the ground.
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